Susan Salidor is an award-winning children’s music composer and performer and with the heart of a teacher. Her newest recording, Come and Make a Circle 3: Even More Terrific Tunes for Children and Those Who Love Them, is the third in the Circle series and was recently honored with a Parents’ Choice Award in November, 2013. Find out more at Susan’s website.
Awards & Accomplishments
Susan’s first recording, Little Voices In My Head (1995), received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award and was named “One of the year’s five best children’s recordings” by Sesame Street Parent Magazine. Her second recording, Susan Salidor: By Heart (1996), was honored with a Parents’ Choice Gold Award for Excellence and received unanimous praise in the Chicago Tribune, Nashville Parent, Parents’ Magazine, ALA Booklist, and Family Fun Magazine, which called By Heart “an album to savor.” Color Me Singing (1998), Susan’s third kids’ recording, was chosen as a selection in Book-of-the-Month Club’s Sound Review Catalog. Color Me Singing also a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Audio Award 2000, as well as a “Listen Up!” award from Publishers Weekly. Her fourth recording, Shiny New Shoes (2001), was awarded a Parents’ Choice Silver Award and in his Chicago Parent review, Fred Koch writes that Shiny New Shoes “brims with delightful songs and is filled with expert musicianship.” In 2008, Susan released Songs in the Key of Chai, a compilation CD that includes all of her recorded Jewish music plus a handful of new, original songs as a tribute to her father, Leonard Salidor. Come and Make a Circle and Come and Make a Circle 2 are winners of a Parents’ Choice Award and a NAPPA Award. The first Come and Make a Circle recording is also a winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award and an iParenting Media Award.